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Genome evolution and evolutionary systems biology

Section edited by Maria Anisimova, Arndt von Haeseler and David Liberles

This section considers studies on genome evolution and systems biology approaches to determining evolutionary processes.

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  1. Content type: Research article

    Chitin, the second most abundant biopolymer on earth after cellulose, is found in probably all fungi, many animals (mainly invertebrates), several protists and a few algae, playing an essential role in the dev...

    Authors: Isabelle R. Gonçalves, Sophie Brouillet, Marie-Christine Soulié, Simonetta Gribaldo, Catherine Sirven, Noémie Charron, Martine Boccara and Mathias Choquer

    Citation: BMC Evolutionary Biology 2016 16:252

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    Opsins are the only class of proteins used for light perception in image-forming eyes. Gene duplication and subsequent functional divergence of opsins have played an important role in expanding photoreceptive ...

    Authors: Anita J. Porath-Krause, Autum N. Pairett, Davide Faggionato, Bhagyashree S. Birla, Kannan Sankar and Jeanne M. Serb

    Citation: BMC Evolutionary Biology 2016 16:250

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    Bacterial endosymbionts are found across the eukaryotic kingdom and profoundly impacted eukaryote evolution. In many endosymbiotic associations with vertically inherited symbionts, highly complementary metabol...

    Authors: Jorge Morales, Sofia Kokkori, Diana Weidauer, Jarrod Chapman, Eugene Goltsman, Daniel Rokhsar, Arthur R. Grossman and Eva C. M. Nowack

    Citation: BMC Evolutionary Biology 2016 16:247

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    From a mtDNA dominant perspective, the exit from Africa of modern humans to colonize Eurasia occurred once, around 60 kya, following a southern coastal route across Arabia and India to reach Australia short af...

    Authors: Patricia Marrero, Khaled K. Abu-Amero, Jose M. Larruga and Vicente M. Cabrera

    Citation: BMC Evolutionary Biology 2016 16:246

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    Although bats are natural reservoirs of many pathogens, few studies have been conducted on the genetic variation and detection of selection in major histocompatibility complex (MHC) genes. These genes are crit...

    Authors: Arielle Salmier, Benoit de Thoisy, Brigitte Crouau-Roy, Vincent Lacoste and Anne Lavergne

    Citation: BMC Evolutionary Biology 2016 16:229

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    In mouse ES cells, the function of Sox2 is essential for the maintenance of pluripotency. Since the Sox-family of transcription factors are well conserved in the animal kingdom, addressing the evolutionary ori...

    Authors: Hitoshi Niwa, Akira Nakamura, Makoto Urata, Maki Shirae-Kurabayashi, Shigehiro Kuraku, Steven Russell and Satoshi Ohtsuka

    Citation: BMC Evolutionary Biology 2016 16:173

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    Transitions from marine to intertidal and terrestrial habitats resulted in a significant adaptive radiation within the Panpulmonata (Gastropoda: Heterobranchia). This clade comprises several groups that invade...

    Authors: Pedro E. Romero, Alexander M. Weigand and Markus Pfenninger

    Citation: BMC Evolutionary Biology 2016 16:164

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    The development of multicellular organisms is coordinated by various gene regulatory mechanisms that ensure correct spatio-temporal patterns of gene expression. Recently, the role of antisense transcription in...

    Authors: Christian Rödelsperger, Kevin Menden, Vahan Serobyan, Hanh Witte and Praveen Baskaran

    Citation: BMC Evolutionary Biology 2016 16:165

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    Predicting adaptive trajectories is a major goal of evolutionary biology and useful for practical applications. Systems biology has enabled the development of genome-scale metabolic models. However, analysing ...

    Authors: Tobias Großkopf, Jessika Consuegra, Joël Gaffé, John C. Willison, Richard E. Lenski, Orkun S. Soyer and Dominique Schneider

    Citation: BMC Evolutionary Biology 2016 16:163

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    A multiscale network of two galectins Galectin-1 (Gal-1) and Galectin-8 (Gal-8) patterns the avian limb skeleton. Among vertebrates with paired appendages, chondrichthyan fins typically have one or more cartil...

    Authors: Ramray Bhat, Mahul Chakraborty, Tilmann Glimm, Thomas A. Stewart and Stuart A. Newman

    Citation: BMC Evolutionary Biology 2016 16:162

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    A deeply rooted phylogenetic lineage of Mycobacterium tuberculosis (M. tuberculosis) termed lineage 7 was discovered in Ethiopia. Whole genome sequencing of 30 lineage 7 strains from patients in Ethiopia was perf...

    Authors: Solomon A. Yimer, Amine Namouchi, Ephrem Debebe Zegeye, Carol Holm-Hansen, Gunnstein Norheim, Markos Abebe, Abraham Aseffa and Tone Tønjum

    Citation: BMC Evolutionary Biology 2016 16:146

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    RLSB, an S-1 domain RNA binding protein of Arabidopsis, selectively binds rbcL mRNA and co-localizes with Ribulose-1,5-bisphosphate carboxylase/oxygenase (Rubisco) within chloroplasts of C3 and C4 plants. Previou...

    Authors: Pradeep Yerramsetty, Matt Stata, Rebecca Siford, Tammy L. Sage, Rowan F. Sage, Gane Ka-Shu Wong, Victor A. Albert and James O. Berry

    Citation: BMC Evolutionary Biology 2016 16:141

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    The major histocompatibility complex (MHC) plays a crucial role in the adaptive immune system and has been extensively studied across vertebrate taxa. Although the function of MHC genes appears to be conserved...

    Authors: Shandiya Balasubramaniam, Rebecca D. Bray, Raoul A. Mulder, Paul Sunnucks, Alexandra Pavlova and Jane Melville

    Citation: BMC Evolutionary Biology 2016 16:112

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    Arthropods have received much attention as a model for studying opsin evolution in invertebrates. Yet, relatively few studies have investigated the diversity of opsin proteins that underlie spectral sensitivit...

    Authors: Nathan P. Lord, Rebecca L. Plimpton, Camilla R. Sharkey, Anton Suvorov, Jonathan P. Lelito, Barry M. Willardson and Seth M. Bybee

    Citation: BMC Evolutionary Biology 2016 16:107

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    Kinetoplastea is a diverse protist lineage composed of several of the most successful parasites on Earth, organisms whose metabolisms have coevolved with those of the organisms they infect. Parasitic kinetopla...

    Authors: Ugo Cenci, Daniel Moog, Bruce A. Curtis, Goro Tanifuji, Laura Eme, Julius Lukeš and John M. Archibald

    Citation: BMC Evolutionary Biology 2016 16:109

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    The Planar Cell Polarity pathway (PCP) has been described as the main feature involved in patterning cell orientation in bilaterian tissues. Recently, a similar phenomenon was revealed in cnidarians, in which ...

    Authors: Quentin Schenkelaars, Laura Fierro-Constain, Emmanuelle Renard and Carole Borchiellini

    Citation: BMC Evolutionary Biology 2016 16:69

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